Are flats a failsafe investment in 2023?
January 23, 2023
Buy-to-let continues to be a popular investment vehicle as it’s still a simpler concept to understand when compared to investing in stocks, shares or even crypto currency, for example. Now the job is to match the intent of ambitious landlords with the best property type for 2023. Here are 5 reasons why a flat maybe a failsafe investment in 2023.
FAQs: I’m a tenant, how can I reduce my energy bills?
December 12, 2022
In terms of rented properties, we are often asked how tenants can keep their fuel bills down. As well as recommending the advice of the Energy Saving Trust, we thought it would be useful to share the answers to our most frequently asked energy questions.
12 tenant reference red flags
November 14, 2022
Some tenancy applications that don’t proceed are a result of failed tenant reference checks. Knowing what may trip you up before you apply for a rental property will reduce the risk of you being turned down.
Clean your way to getting your deposit back
October 24, 2022
The latest Statistical Briefing by The Deposit Service – which represents the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, SafeDeposits Scotland and TDS Northern Ireland – found poor standards of cleanliness was the top reason for deposit disputes across the UK.
Fire safety in rented properties: updates & answers
October 3, 2022
Landlords are legally required to uphold gas and fire safety standards in properties they rent to tenants, with a number of compulsory laws in place. Here we share the most frequently asked questions from landlords, along with our answers.
Is the property investment pendulum swinging towards new builds?
September 18, 2022
In the past, landlords would have been happy to purchase on older property stock and make improvements – perhaps adding value along the way. Today, however, there is a perfect storm of factors casting a cloud over investing in resale buy-to-lets.
Gen Z and your rental property
August 15, 2022
There are millions of people in Generation Z – or Gen Z for short – and they are highly likely to need rental accommodation as this age bracket encompasses undergraduates, those leaving university and young professionals.
Private landlord v. limited company: the pros and cons
July 25, 2022
Being a private landlord has been the norm in buy-to-let for many years but detrimental changes to property taxation since 2017 have led to an increasing number of landlords starting their own companies as a tax-efficient investment vehicle.
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